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    This has probably been asked many times, but I cannot find the answer.

    We want two sets of page numbering. The footer would have the normal sequential number in the format of page number of total pages in the document. The header would have separate numbering depending on the section. Table of Contents would be numbered TC-1, TC-2, etc. Summary would be numbered SM-1, SM-2, etc.

    What number codes can I use for the section numbering in the Header? I tried SEQ but get an error that SEQ can only be used in the body of the document.

    Thanks for any help.

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    By default, page numbering continues from section to section. You can, however, specify that page numbering restarts at a section break.
    In Word 2003 and before:
    - Select Insert | Page numbers...
    - Click Format...
    - Click Start at, and specify the starting number.
    - Click OK, then Close.

    By default, each section has the same headers and footers as the previous one. You can turn off "Same as previous" in the Header and Footer toolbar (when a header or footer is active). You can then type a different prefix such as TC- or SM- before the page number.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='778782' date='08-Jun-2009 15:09']By default, page numbering continues from section to section. You can, however, specify that page numbering restarts at a section break.
    In Word 2003 and before:
    - Select Insert | Page numbers...
    - Click Format...
    - Click Start at, and specify the starting number.
    - Click OK, then Close.

    By default, each section has the same headers and footers as the previous one. You can turn off "Same as previous" in the Header and Footer toolbar (when a header or footer is active). You can then type a different prefix such as TC- or SM- before the page number.[/quote]

    So I can turn off "Same as previous" for the Header, but leave it on for the Footer? That way I can use the field for page number in both the Header and Footer, but have the Footer be continuous and the Header page numbers reset for each sections.

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    Yes, you can turn "Same as previous" on/off independently for the header and footer.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='778803' date='08-Jun-2009 17:28']Yes, you can turn "Same as previous" on/off independently for the header and footer.[/quote]


    I knew that the Header and Footer were independent, but did not know that the page numbering would work independently also.

    Thanks, Hans.

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    You do have to go into the Page Numbers dialog and click Format... to specify numbering to start anew instead of continuing from the previous section.

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    I don't think the page numbering streams can be restarted/continued independently in the headers or footers - this is a section-wide setting as far as I know.

    You would need to set all the sections to continue the numbering assuming the TOC needs to show page numbers continuing all the way through. If this is how you want your TOC then the continuous page numbers will be simple enough but the restarting streams will need considerable fiddling.

    The way I would do this is:
    1. Create a character style called "HiddenPageNum" which is white (to hide it from view).
    2. At the end of the first paragraph of each section (other than the first section), insert a 'Page' field and apply the character style to it.
    3. In the Header for the Second section, make sure you are not linked to the first section and place a nested field for the page number along these lines {={Page}+1-{StyleRef HiddenPageNum}}

    A sample file which demonstrates this is attached
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    [quote name='Andrew Lockton' post='778907' date='09-Jun-2009 01:46']I don't think the page numbering streams can be restarted/continued independently in the headers or footers - this is a section-wide setting as far as I know.

    You would need to set all the sections to continue the numbering assuming the TOC needs to show page numbers continuing all the way through. If this is how you want your TOC then the continuous page numbers will be simple enough but the restarting streams will need considerable fiddling.

    The way I would do this is:
    1. Create a character style called "HiddenPageNum" which is white (to hide it from view).
    2. At the end of the first paragraph of each section (other than the first section), insert a 'Page' field and apply the character style to it.
    3. In the Header for the Second section, make sure you are not linked to the first section and place a nested field for the page number along these lines {={Page}+1-{StyleRef HiddenPageNum}}

    A sample file which demonstrates this is attached[/quote]


    I didn't think that the page numbering could be different just because of the section break.

    My first thought had been to use a SEQ number to be the TC page number, but I wasn't sure how I could do that. We had also thought about putting the page number for the TC in a text box in the Header, but we didn't know what to use for the numbering in the text box.

    We will give your idea a try. Thanks, Andrew.

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